What mac should i get?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by izzodude, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. izzodude macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,
    im going away to boarding prep school and wanted to buy a new mac for school my price range is 0-1600$. i need something with at leat a 2.6ghz processor and a graphics card that supports dx10/dx9 games in boot camp, the two i were looking at were a refurb imac http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB419LL/A?mco=MjE0NDk5Mw
    and a refurb macbook pro http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC026LL/A?mco=MjE0NDk5Mw
    i currently own a white mac book 13.3 inch 2.4 ghz 2gb of ram and 160gb hdd
    but am looking to upgrade this year or next.
    i will mainly be using this computer for heavy gaming in boot camp (ie. fallout, crisis, x-plane, cod, ect.), school work (iwork 09), maybe a little cinema 4d, and some moderate video editing in final cut express/imovie 09, then alot of itunes videos/music (like 70gbs), and web surfing, and photoshop. please tell me weather you think i should get a new mac book pro or new 24 inch imac based on my sitchuation, Cheers!:apple:
     
  2. chan2004 macrumors regular

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    Both imac and mac are good

    Question is do you want portability or a big screen?

    If you plan to play windows games, go for a notebook.
    All the other uses can be dealt with MB.
    I didn't have a good experience with playing games in my mac, maybe I need an MBP.
     
  3. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    you already have a macbook so I would get the iMac, unless you really need to have all your games with you where ever you go
     
  4. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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    go with the imac as you have the portability in your macbook [​IMG]
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I would get PC because for 1500$ you get much faster PC than fastest iMac is. Just choose right parts and install Vanilla version of OS X and you'll have both, superb gaming machine and OS X
     

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